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Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Tad
80's J20 axles will keep you SUA, front is not...

80's J20 axles will keep you SUA, front is not really any stronger, rear is a full floater, you will be 8-lug then and looking for new rims/tires. Rear will need the perches repositioned for the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-21-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tad
I know there is a tool for it but I have always...

I know there is a tool for it but I have always used a section of 1/2 square tube and just knocked them out, flange of spindle clamped in vise.
I install them with a large C-clamp but I have some...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-20-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tad
I wouldn't replace the front bearings unless you...

I wouldn't replace the front bearings unless you find they are bad. I would replace the spindle bearings and axle shaft u-joints up front, I hate going back in after those.
I would replace the rear...
Forum: Las Cruces 03-20-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By Tad
Yea, the Q does just fine even at 13,000 feet and...

Yea, the Q does just fine even at 13,000 feet and with 4.66 gears it crawls along pretty well too.
We just try not to beat up the body a whole bunch.
Eventually we will get some body damage, then we...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-20-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Tad
I guess I am a little confused. What are you...

I guess I am a little confused.
What are you trying to accomplish?
Stronger axles?
Spring over?
Tow rig?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-20-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Tad
I'm one of those big tire guys so I wanted more...

I'm one of those big tire guys so I wanted more assist, so no, I never looked into that.
I went J20 box to help move these heathens around. I did use that extra tab to secure the box buy inserting...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-19-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Tad
Red face I bet you are just a full turn of the steering...

I bet you are just a full turn of the steering wheel out of adjustment at the drag link. I've never had to pull the steering wheel to adjust for this but I have adjusted the drag link the wrong way...
Forum: Las Cruces 03-19-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By Tad
I'd come over just to do that for fun in the...

I'd come over just to do that for fun in the Q.
In a straight line I'm not that far away.
32°49'35.59"N
108°14'35.08"W
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-19-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Tad
The biggest issue that makes doing the S10 box on...

The biggest issue that makes doing the S10 box on a pre-74 rig is the mounting tabs. You have noticed that your 69 only has 3 tabs, as does the S10 box, the issue is the one you lack at the top is...
Forum: Las Cruces 03-17-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By Tad
Camping, yes. But there is no real wheeling per...

Camping, yes.
But there is no real wheeling per say since a lot of the GNF is wilderness area.
There is a strip between the Gila Wilderness and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness area, that includes some...
Forum: Las Cruces 03-16-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,373
Posted By Tad
I may be limited to Oct 4-12 if I get cut back to...

I may be limited to Oct 4-12 if I get cut back to a 4/5 contract.
If not I am flexible.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-15-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Tad
Agreed. Due to our cabin air intake system the...

Agreed.
Due to our cabin air intake system the heater box accumulates an amazing amount of stuff inside.
Forum: Build Threads 03-15-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,445
Posted By Tad
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-15-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tad
Email me the link to the CL ad and I will see if...

Email me the link to the CL ad and I will see if they are convenient enough for me to look at this weekend.
I have been checking pretty regularly for you and have only spotted the wider perch...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-15-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Tad
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=58...

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=58435

That's a good read on FSJ SOA steering solutions.
One of the bad things about pic's and bulletin boards is people move ISP's, delete pic's or...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-15-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tad
Can you use "cheapest" and...

Can you use "cheapest" and "atlas" in the same sentence and not choke a little ;)

But seriously here's my take on this having dealt with 5-6 different shafts & modifications since 2006.
1.
You are...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-14-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Tad
Not without fab and wiring work. Brackets at the...

Not without fab and wiring work.
Brackets at the dash and firewall are different.
I went the other way putting an '85 column into my '70.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-14-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Tad
I have found with our captive nuts for the body...

I have found with our captive nuts for the body mounts that in addition to very frequent spraying with PB that it helps to tighten them just a little.
tighten...loosen...tighten...loosen
Just enough...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-12-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Tad
I'm a bit confused with the 6" shackle part...

I'm a bit confused with the 6" shackle part also.
Perhaps a simpler description or drawing would help us.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-12-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By Tad
I built that as a special order for a Phoenix...

I built that as a special order for a Phoenix member way back.
Kevin wound up with it, made some changes. It should have the interior braces that tie the feet to the side above the windows.
It...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Tad
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=12...

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=121270
Still not sure but I bet I still have those test springs.
I have some 4", "74-"91 front springs here also that will need a home.

I'll be in...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Tad
203 came in quite a few Dodge rigs with the 727...

203 came in quite a few Dodge rigs with the 727 IIRC.
I ran a GM version in my Willys with MM part time kit for about 10 years.
Good case, sturdy, no complaints other than the sucky low range.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-11-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Tad
Marty, Go with the pump from a '77 rig with a 401...

Marty,
Go with the pump from a '77 rig with a 401 if you are thinking about running tires in the 33" or larger size.
It's the same pump as a mid 70's Caddy, slightly higher pressure which helps move...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-11-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By Tad
Bump for The Original Honcho I can find it on my...

Bump for The Original Honcho
I can find it on my phone but am too stupid to copy/paste from this thing.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-11-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Tad
Lol, it's still a good looking rig. So as you do...

Lol, it's still a good looking rig.
So as you do some reading you will discover that the 74-75 rigs are the hard ones to deal with when it comes to the rear bushing sizes.
When I am off this phone...
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